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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Weekend Meditation Retreats

Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are Rohatsu Week, December 4-10, 2017 and January 12-14, 2018.

Rohatsu Week, 2017

    Download schedule for Rohatsu Week, December 4-10, 2017.

The schedule for Rohatsu Week, December 4-10, 2017 is:
  • Monday, December 4 to Friday, December 8:
  • Morning Zazen: 5:30-7:30 AM
    Evening Zazen: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

  • Saturday, December 9:
  • 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM Zazen
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen
    9:00-10:00 PM Tea and Cookies
    10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight Zazen

  • Sunday, December 10:
  • 5:30-7:30 AM Zazen
    7:30 AM Rohatsu Ceremony
    7:45 AM Breakfast
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided, except for Sunday breakfast on December 10. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block.

Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.